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richard

Novato, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • How Firm a Foundation: Safehold Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (606)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (550)

    The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don’t know even now, however, is how much more it’s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love.

    William says: "Annoying Performance"
    "Wong Narrator For This Book"
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    Please bring back Oliver Wyman! This narrator makes me feel like im sitting in an old study being read a dusty old book of english literature, not a contemporary science fiction military drama. Wyman had the characters down cold. this reading makes me drift off. While the story is still there the performance makes it feel utterly flat and uninteresting. Im sure this narrator is well suited to other stories, he has a great voice. But this is material for Wyman or someone similar.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Like a Mighty Army: Safehold, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (556)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (510)

    For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new - no new inventions, no new understandings of the world.What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud - a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold’s founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth.

    Roy J. Meek says: "A long suffering reader ploughs on"
    "Glad Wyman is back. but Weber is padding his books"
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    I love that Oliver Wyman is back! He is perfect for Merlin. I am however becoming a non Weber fan. I was devotee since Basilik Station, but frankly the obvious padding, overly drawn out irrelevant details, completely borrowed material from other books is running my patience out. This book is OK, but I am not attached to the characters anymore. I don't feel any of the bond that made Merlin and the rest of characters real. The battles are a backdrop for the Characters, not the other way around. Why I loved the original book was because of the intrigue, character depth, epic events DRIVEN by the characters. They are lost in the noise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Islands of Rage & Hope: Black Tide Rising, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Tristan Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (267)

    With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a rag-tag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away. Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors. One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands....

    Stephen Clark Harkess says: "Best Yet"
    "John Ringo Writes!"
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    John Ringo is in that class of writers who are clearly devoted to the craft. While many writers are milking the reader base with shameless padding, Ringo stays true to his readers and delivers compelling sci-fi with real hard hitting action backed up by solid character development. Are the characters a little over the top? Absolutely, they're heroes and supposed to be. This series is an example of that writing, extraordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, with impossible odds and limited options, who find a way to rise above.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Steven Campbell
    • Narrated By Liam Owen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (268)

    Hank is a thug. He knows he's a thug. He has no problem with that realization. In his view the galaxy has given him a gift: a mutation that allows him to withstand great deals of physical trauma. He puts his abilities to the best use possible and that isn't by being a scientist. Besides, the space station Belvaille doesn't need scientists. It is not, generally, a thinking person's locale. It is the remotest habitation in the entire Colmarian Confederation. There is literally no reason to be there.

    Connor says: "Fun Sci-Fi Humor"
    "Delivers!"
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    The narrator and character were made for each other! Steven Campbells Hank is that everyday guy, who happens to be a mutant with a very droll human reaction to epic events. Liam Owens voice falls right into step with the no nonsense brute who is actually quite a lovable guy, when he isnt being blown up, beaten or otherwise thrown into the absurd. If you are a sci-fi fan who likes good grounded science combined with action and a lot of tongue in cheek humor, this book is an absolute must. More Hank!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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